2015 NCS Cartoonist of the Year Nominees!

April 12th, 2016

Back in early March, National Cartoonists Society membership voting was tabulated for nominees for the 2015 Reuben Award for “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year”. Ballots went out to …

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April 5th, 2016

Congratulations to the 2015 NCS “Silver Reuben” divisional nominees for the 70th Annual NCS Reuben Awards! The winners will be announced on May 28th at the annual NCS …

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Celebrating Al Jaffee’s 95th Birthday!

March 31st, 2016

The legendary Al Jaffee On March 30th, at the world famous Sardi‚Äôs restaurant in New York City, a very special event was held in celebration of the great …

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NCS Awards

Each year, during the NCS Annual Reuben Awards Weekend, the Society honors the year's outstanding achievements in all walks of the profession. The society's greatest honor, the Reuben Award, is presented to the Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year. Cartoonists in various professional divisions are also honored with special plaques for excellence in the fields of newspaper strips, TV animation, gag cartoons, comic books and more.

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The NCS was born in 1946 when groups of cartoonists got together to entertain the troops. They found that they enjoyed each other's company and decided to get together on a regular basis. Today, the NCS membership roster includes over 500 of the world's major cartoonists, working in many branches of the profession.

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Check out the debut issue of our new digital magazine, The National Cartoonist! Interviews, features and rare cartoon art!

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Every year, the NCS issues special limited-edition T-shirts to commemorate our appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con. Order your T-shirts here!

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The National Cartoonists Society Foundation is the charitable arm of the National Cartoonists Society. The NCS Foundation was formed in 2005 to continue the charitable and educational works that have been a hallmark of the NCS since its inception in 1946.